Beautiful women prisoners are abused in a Philippine prison, until five of them plot an escape by taking the evil female warden hostage with the reluctant help of two male fruit vendors.

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Jack Hill

Writer:

Don Spencer (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Judith Brown ... Collier (as Judy Brown)
Roberta Collins ... Alcott
Pam Grier ... Grear
Brooke Mills Brooke Mills ... Harrad
Pat Woodell ... Bodine
Sid Haig ... Harry
Christiane Schmidtmer ... Miss Dietrich
Kathryn Loder ... Lucian
Jerry Franks Jerry Franks ... Fred
Gina Stuart ... Ferina
Jack Davis Jack Davis ... Dr. Phillips
Letty Mirasol Letty Mirasol ... Leyte
Shirley de las Alas Shirley de las Alas ... Guard
Myrna De Vera Myrna De Vera ... Guard
Siony Cordona Siony Cordona ... Guard
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Thrown into a remote Philippine prison somewhere in the untamed jungles of Manila, Collier enters the all-female jail after her horrible crime. There, sharing the same squalid cell with the equally unfortunate inmates--the tough-as-nails lesbian leader, Grear; the cynical Alcott; the heroin-addict Harrad, and the rebellious cellmates Ferina and Bodine--beautiful Collier will immediately catch the eye of the brutal guard, Lucian. But, life behind bars is hard, and amid daily humiliation, cat-fights, free sex, and torture, the desperate women concoct a daring escape plan. Will the lethal sextet of prisoners escape from the cage? Written by Nick Riganas

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White skin on the black market See more »

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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In the sequence in which Judith Brown is tortured by having a snake dangled over her head, only a pane of glass separated Brown from the snake. See more »

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Harry: Best get the lead out your ass, boy, cause if we ain't outta here in a few minutes time, they're liable to lock us in here for the night.
Fred: That wouldn't be such a bad idea, huh?
Harry: It would be if it was just you and me in the cell, Fred.
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The 18-rated UK release of this film was cut by 10 seconds by the BBFC. See more »

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Featured in Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 8 (2002) See more »

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Long-time Woman
By Hall Daniels
Performed by Pam Grier
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Classic feelgood exploitation! One of Roberta Collins' finest movie moments!
15 September 2003 | by Django-21See all my reviews

What a great movie! An entertaining female "Great Escape"! Roberta Collins, Pam Grier and Sid Haig in particular are real hoots with some great moments and dialogue. Bodine (Pat Woodell) is a great character too (introduced as someone not to be messed with), especially letting loose with twin machine guns in the final gunfight. Lots of fun to be had in Jack Hill's Women In Prison exploitation classic. See Matilda The Hun and Foxy Brown themselves duke it out and mud wrestle. Ponder as to how someone so skinny (whereas the resident junkie is quite healthy) got to be head guard. The obligatory prison breakout relies on the help of one prisoner's pet cat to come through at the right time. The scenes with the junkie being completely out her tree are hilarious, although she also gets to show her creepier, more deranged side too in some scenes. The prison break attempt and the final gunfight with the authorities are fun and exciting stuff and for me Roberta Collins steals the show. Not content with the aforementioned mudwrestle with prison bully Pam Grier, she gets some male action at knifepoint and gets great revenge on the evil prison governess. Roberta has some great dialogue too in "Get it up or I'll cut it off!" and "Bye bye lardass!" The head guard has a slight Barbara Steele resemblance. The ending is a bit rushed, some character's fates are left up in the air and the dialogue that seals Judy Brown's fate was a dub forced on the film but it's still great fun and was a groundbreaking hit for AIP. Roberta, Pam and Judy had all just been in "Women In Prison" beforehand and Jack Hill later also directed Pam Grier in some of the blaxploitation flicks that made her an icon. Roberta Collins would of course go onto starring in the masterpiece "Death Race 2000" and the inferior (in my opinion) prison classic "Caged Heat". As you'd expect from this type of movie, there are chances to see attractive women getting naked or scantily clad and you get amusing foodfights and catfights. The female leads are obviously in on the joke though and have fun with it. There's some amusing moments and unlike the "Charlie's Angels" tv show, these resourceful, smart women really do get a chance to kick ass and get tough. Classic feelgood exploitation!


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Country:

Philippines | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 February 1972 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Women's Penitentiary III See more »

Filming Locations:

Philippines

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Budget:

$125,000 (estimated)
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New World Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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